Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
to get worse. >> the government announced the energy u-turn last year after the fukushima nuclear disaster. it wants the country to abandon nuclear power and turn to renewable sources such as the wind and the sun but the power grid isn't ready. they visited a plant near berlin to see what progress is being made in improving the grid. he says he worries about the short-term finaltial gain but the benefits are great. >> we are explaining the nature of the challenge. but after all, there is quite an impressive public support for the energy u-turn. more than half of the people are in favor of it. >> but there's another number thatening la merkel might need to worry about it. 4/5th of germans might be thinking of their electricity bill when they choose their next government. if a long, hard winter brings big bills then she might be paying the price as well. >> venezuela has one of the highest murder rates in the world. crime usually spikes in the days leading up to the new year. >> a man brutally disposes of his pregnant girlfriend. the child is miraculously born in the gutter and resc
Jan 1, 2013 5:30am PST
participate through institutions. that is why we are very active. they can take this energy and turn it into real politics. >> a potential standard bearer is the charismatic 37-year-old mayor of florence. in december, he challenged the leadership of the democratic style cominrunning an american- restaurants campaign. >> they make us fear for the future. instead, what is under leaders have done is to give us hope for the future. >> when will the breakthrough be made, no one here is expecting a revolution. >> i personally think that it is not like there will be something that defines the pass from one era to another. but it will be a gradual process. >> the older generation has to have the courage to pass the torch and let us in. >> faced with the current limited options, many young voters may simply stay away in february. the latest polls say that one in three italians are likely to abstain in the upcoming election. >> if your just surfacing from a night of celebrations, happy new year to you. here's a look at how many of the world cities celebrated the new year.
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm PST
is clearly an issue, but pakistan is also at risk of a major energy shortfall, a shortfall which has become a nationwide crisis. this summer, thousands took to the streets to protest against the frequent power cuts, protests which turned violent. many were left without electricity for a ban 18 hours per day at a time of year when temperatures could reach up to 45 degrees celsius, and in recent months, natural gas and compressed natural gas supplies have also been an issue. this is making it difficult for those who use the fuel to heat their homes and power their cars, but the energy crisis is a long-running issue, made worse by corruption and poor management by successive governments. along with a lack of foreign currency reserves, it has become impossible for the government to purchase enough power from independent suppliers to sell to consumers. >> fundamentally, if you look at what pakistan faces, at the end of the day, the issue is government. >> around 80 million people are eligible to vote in the upcoming election, but with these basic needs nowhere near to being met and many o
Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
countries. economic boon for the country. >> it is part of the energy. the municipalities earn money course fors noand of sweden as a country, it is a valuable technology. >> while the swedes are doing everything they can to minimize everything they can to minimize the waist, the paradox